#rsrh War on Some Drugs reform, Obama administration-style.

Apparently they’ll keep raiding medical marijuana growers; they’ve just stopped talking about it.

Despite campaign promises to the contrary, the Department of Justice under President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder hasn’t stopped raiding marijuana dispensaries operating in states where sale of the drug is legal for medical purposes. But the DOJ has demonstrated one marked change now that it’s under Democratic control: The department has stopped publicizing medical marijuana raids, both by requesting that more cases be sealed under court order and by refusing to distribute press releases.

This would be funny, except that there are people out there who use the stuff to fight nausea from chemotherapy*. And, heck, I got nothing against potheads generally. I do think that the ones that voted for Obama shouldn’t be really surprised about this, though.

Moe Lane

*Whether it actually works or not. My basic rule of thumb is to be really, really lenient about allowing stuff to people on chemo.

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